Shattered dreams, as summer approaches. A community BMX park, that parents and children work hard to maintain, now vandalized.
Lake Shore BMX has been a part of the community for nearly 30 years, and this is the first time something like this has happened here.
Track president Doug Burlingame, said when he arrived for the practice run tonight, he noticed the equipment from the track had been stolen.
That equipment includes the piston for the gate at the starting line, the PA system and the lighting for the park. He said it was all taken from the tower on the track, which when he arrived was still locked.
The non-profit organization is now looking at $3,000-$3,500 to replace the equipment.
"Racing is the only way to bring in income," said Burlingame. "Without it, we have no money coming in to continue."
Richard West has been involved with the track since 1985 when it started. He said he just doesn't understand how someone could do this.
"It's devastating," said West. "It provides a service to the kids, all the parents chip in to help. Whoever did this, would do this, shame on them."
A police report has been filed, but parents are still hoping whoever did this will turn themselves in. If you would like to help, you can email the track at email@example.com